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Personal Stylist/Personal Shopper

1. What is the size of the personal stylist/personal shopper market (annual spend, # of
people who use service, most popular cities, brands, etc).
What is the Personal Shopping Services Industry?
This industry provides personal shopping services. Personal shoppers assist individuals by
purchasing items on their behalf, suggesting items to purchase and providing style assistance.
Personal shoppers employed by department stores and e-commerce sites are not included in
this industry. Personal shoppers serving corporations only are also not included in this
Market Size $762M growing @4.1% annually.
Industry Products
Wardrobe consultations
Women's wear purchases
Men's wear purchases
Footwear purchases
Electronics, hobby and toy purchases
Follow-up consultations
Industry Activities
Wardrobe audits
Style consultations
Personal shopping
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Coming off the recession, consumers have higher levels of disposable income to spend on
shopping. But with unemployment decreasing, they have less time to actually go out and
shop. Therefore, personal shoppers are in high demand, with revenue growing fairly quickly
in the five years to 2014.
Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter
The Personal Shopping Services industry has a low level of market concentration. The
majority of companies within the industry either employ a small number of shoppers or are
nonemployers, with no company controlling more than 1.0% of market share. Start-up and
operating costs are extremely low and there are no certification requirements barring new
operators from entering the industry. Furthermore, the highly personalized nature of the
industry puts restrictions on how many clients each operator can serve. It is not uncommon
for a personal shopper to spend an entire day shopping for a single client. This puts severe
limitations on the number of customers each operator can serve, opening the market up to a
large number of competitors.
Most Popular Cities:
New York
Los Angeles
Redwood City
San Francisco
Most Popular Brands:

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